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2014 American Music Awards Odds

The weather is getting cooler, which means award season is about to heat up. In the music industry, the accolades begin with the 2014 American Music Awards, which take place in Los Angeles on Nov. 23.

This year’s ceremony is bound to be a “Fancy” affair with Iggy Azalea rapping her way to six nominations, the most by any artist. Next are John Legend, Katy Perry, and Pharrell Williams with five nominations each.

Naturally, the Artist of the Year category includes everyone from Beyoncé and Eminem to One Direction and Katy Perry.

Here’s a look at the odds for the most interesting AMA categories (as decided by us):

ARTIST OF THE YEAR
2/1       Iggy Azalea
4/1       Beyoncé
4/1       Luke Bryan
6/1       One Direction
8/1       Katy Perry
10/1      John Legend
15/1      Eminem
15/1      Pharrell Williams
18/1      Lorde
22/1      Imagine Dragons

NEW ARTIST OF THE YEAR
2/1       Iggy Azalea
4/1       Sam Smith
6/1       Meghan Trainor
12/1      Bastille
15/1      5 Seconds of Summer

SINGLE OF THE YEAR
2/1       Iggy Azalea Featuring Charli XCX – “Fancy”
4/1       John Legend – “All of Me”
6/1       Katy Perry featuring Juicy J – “Dark Horse”
10/1      MAGIC! – “Rude”
12/1      Pharrell Williams – “Happy”

FAVORITE ARTIST – RAP/HIP-HOP
4/1       Iggy Azalea
4/1       Drake
12/1      Eminem

FAVORITE ALBUM – RAP/HIP-HOP
3/1       Iggy Azalea – “The New Classic”
4/1       Drake – “Nothing Was The Same”
12/1      Eminem – “The Marshall Mathers LP 2”

FAVORITE ALBUM – SOUL/R&B
3/1       Beyoncé – “Beyoncé”
5/1       John Legend – “Love in the Future”
10/1      Pharrell Williams – “G I R L”

FAVORITE ALBUM – POP/ROCK
4/1       One Direction – “Midnight Memories”
4/1       Katy Perry – “Prism”
12/1     Lorde – “Pure Heroine”

FAVORITE ALBUM – COUNTRY
3/1       Brantley Gilbert – “Just As I Am”
5/1       Eric Church – “The Outsiders”
10/1      Garth Brooks – “Blame It On My Roots: Five Decades of Influences”

(Photo credit: Laura Murray [http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed] via Wikimedia Commons. The photo has been cropped from its original.)

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